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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/26/2013

Cookies so good they’re criminal

PORTAGE, IND. — Oreo cookies can be pretty tasty. They can also be grounds for dismissal — and criminal charges — as one hungry Walmart employee in Indiana recently discovered. Penny Winters, 63, has been accused of stealing a bag of cookies from the store where she worked as part of the maintenance crew, according to the website the Smoking Gun. After finding an empty cookie wrapper, Walmart reviewed its surveillance video. According to a police report, the video showed Winters taking the bag, opening it and proceeding to “consume multiple cookies during her work shift.” She allegedly told a Walmart investigator she couldn’t afford to “legitimately purchase the food items.” Walmart is pressing felony charges against her.